Rachel Rosen, Columbia
Title: "Massive Gravity: A Status Report"
Abstract: In the last few years there has been a burst of progress in
the field of massive gravity. In this talk I will review these
developments, focusing on how the current theories of massive gravity
avoid the traditional problems. The construction of consistent theories
in which the graviton has a small mass has in turn led to the
development a new family of compelling, consistent low-energy
modifications of General Relativity. I will present these new theories
and also discuss the current challenges facing massive gravity.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.